A close-up photo by Helena Hertz of a collection/bouquet of various green leaf foliage.
Poetry

Nurtured Through Truth

We have the ability to develop connections to everything around us. Finding ways to relate to each other can represent a significant part of recognizing how we move through the world. All of the things we fill our life with can be something to bond over and discover a sense of contentment.

A Black man sits at a wooden table and writes in a notebook.
Everyday Lifestyle

Writing Prompts For Daily Positive Affirmations

uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.

Everyday Lifestyle

8 Beneficial Mental Health Writing Prompts

Depending on what's happening in our lives, it can sometimes be difficult to reflect on what we're working through and remind ourselves of how far it is we've actually come. We all need moments where we get to pause and celebrate what has gone well and consider any progress made, especially if we're in the middle of some kind of struggle.

Everyday Lifestyle, Poetry

Listen When You Need It Most …

Anxiety, stress, depression or grief sometimes would have you believe that the weight of what you are holding is too much to carry, that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.

Everyday Lifestyle

Self-Care Tips For When You Don’t Have the Energy To Do Anything

Setting aside some time to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health should be an integral part of our lives. Self-care helps us cope with stress and anxiety, it gives us a chance to work through challenging situations and provides a boost to our overall self-esteem. But what if you just don’t have the energy to do it right now? What self-care activities can you do when you feel this way?

Everyday Lifestyle

How Do You Show Yourself Love?

Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is putting it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be that there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm -- with many other experiences in-between -- that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.

Poetry

Dusk & Dawn | Poem

Life can get tough and hard to greet each morning so I wrote this for those who struggle to find comfort in each new day.

Poetry

I Am | You Are

I write this as a reminder, for me and for you … that we are creators, navigators, grifters and dreamers of relentless power and poise.